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Formula 1 Young Driver Test (Yas Marina, November 16th)

November 16, 2010

The first day of the two-day young driver test has been run at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, with Red Bull reserve driver, Daniel Ricciardo coming out on top. 

It can be difficult to gleam any real information from these tests, as the teams will be running various different programmes for their respective driver; however it does give the young Australian early bragging rights.  Tomorrow Gary Paffett will be taking the Mclaren seat from Oliver Turvey; while at Force India and Sauber, Yelmer Buurman and Sergio Perez step into their respective seats.
Of the runners, Pastor Maldonado completed the most laps (108), while Paul di Resta, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Rio Haryanto all managing less than 40 tours of the course.
The young drivers test continues tomorrow.

Abu Dhabi, Young Driver Test (November 16th)

Pos  Driver                  Car          Time
 1.  Daniel Ricciardo        Red Bull     1m39.616s
 2.  Oliver Turvey           McLaren      1m40.725s
 3.  Antonio Felix da Costa  Force India  1m41.381s
 4.  Esteban Gutierrez       Sauber       1m41.432s
 5.  Dean Stoneman           Williams     1m41.522s
 6.  Mikhail Aleshin         Renault      1m42.073s
 7.  Jean-Eric Vergne        Toro Rosso   1m42.489s
 8.  Paul di Resta           Force India  1m42.736s
 9.  Sam Bird                Mercedes     1m42.985s
10.  Jerome D'Ambrosio       Virgin       1m43.518s
11.  Pastor Maldonado        HRT          1m43.750s
12.  Jules Bianchi           Ferrari      1m43.894s
13.  Rodolfo Gonzalez        Lotus        1m44.924s
14.  Rio Haryanto            Virgin       1m49.439s
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